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is already suing texas to stop its new voter id law and reports say that north carolina's extreme voting restrictions will likely be next in line for attorney general eric holder, who also spoke on saturday. >> we must remember generations who carry themselves on a day-to-day basis with great dignity in the face of unspeakable injustice. but for them, i would not be attorney general of the united states and barack obama would not be president of the united states of america. this struggle must and will go on in the cause of our nation's quest for justice. until every eligible american has the chance to exercise his or her right to vote, unencumbered by discriminatory or unneeded procedures, rules, or practices. >> the thousands who came out this weekend are ready to continue that quest for justice. >> we're on our way to north carolina. we're on our way to texas. we're on our way to florida. and when they ask us for our voter id, take out a photo of medgar evers, take out a photo of goodman, cheney and take out a photo of viola louisa. they gave their lives so we could vote. look at this
'm glad the justice department is moving forward in texas. i want them to do that in north carolina and any other state that has put in place these laws that are really going to be damaging to people's right to vote. >> and that's the real point. people have been voting for years with their i.d. there's been no widespread fraud. yet you come in with a new program. it is a solution looking for a problem rather than a problem in need of a solution. and one of the people who just filed a lawsuit other in north carolina's voting suppression law is 92-year-old rosenel eaton who has compared to the literacy test she faced during the crowe era. listen to this 92-year-old. >> here i am at 92 years old doing the same battling. we need more, not less, access to the ballot. at the age of 92, i am fed up and fired up. >> 92 years old saying it's the same thing she's fed up and fired up standing there with reverend william barber. people are calling them out on this. >> that's right. and you know what? i am so proud to be a north carolinian. she really is fed up. >> i think that -- and the thing
, particularly if we look at texas, for example, if we allow their constituents to go without the benefits of health care simply because they have a ideological anxiety about president obama. you know, the fact problem is that you can't get past what should be the most basic fact, which is in a democracy the way it's supposed to work is if you get elected, you're supposed to be held accountable by your constituents for whether or not the policies you make are good for them. in this case, what they have managed to do is to define anything that is anti-obama is good for you, even if in fact it's the opposite. >> and the facts speak -- for example, on obama care, as we call it, and as the president has called it, has given almost a million young people coverage. helped almost 8 million get rebates from their insurance. saves seniors on prescriptions, just on prescription drug costs. these are tangible facts. >> and this is where the republicans are going to have a tough time. now that there has been partial implementation, now rolling back obama care means taking health care away from people.
, because texas tea party hero, ted cruz, was actually born there. and that made some people ask whether he's eligible to run for president. senator cruz wants to put the whole thing to rest. so he's released his birth certificate. i wonder what people will look for. >> there's one line called place of birth. i'd like to see what he said. >> we can actually see that right here. the place of birth is calgary, in alberta, canada. but legal experts agree, senator cruz is eligible to run for president. since his mother was a u.s. citizen, her son was a citizen from birth. i'm sure that will satisfy everyone. >> you are not allowed to be a president if you're not born in this country. he may not have been born in this country. >> well, that's not what the experts say. but the donald seems pretty sure. what does the right think about this particular document? >> i cannot in good faith report to you that these documents are authentic. >> really? it looks authentic to me. but was this all necessary? did we really need to see the senator's personal papers? >> why are all these people that just ask t
didn't find it so amusing when a texas newspaper revealed that he is still a canadian citizen. senator cruz said, quote, i will renounce any canadian citizenship. nothing against canada but i'm an american by birth and as a u.s. senator, i believe i should be only an american. now senator, this is a big decision. don't rush it. maybe instead of running for president, you should run for canada's parliament. with your manners, i think you'll fit right in. >> devious and deceitful behavior and doesn't pay any attention for any canada! >> of the member of parliament -- [ yelling ] >> and if senator cruz moves to canada, he won't have to worry about defunding the government. canada already has universal health care. joining me now, goldie taylor and gloria. thanks for being here. >> goldie, it turns out, it may take senator cruz eight months to officially stop being canadian. is there anything we can do in the next eight months to convince him to move up north? >> you know, i thought that it was quite curious to me. i certainly had never heard of it. but in his case, he was born to an ameri
the gop governor. in texas, a harsh new voter id law announced just hours after the supreme court ruling. and in north carolina, a new voter suppression law that some call the worst since the jim crow era. 48 years after the voting rights act, we cannot let dr. king's dream die. we must stand and fight and march. joining me now is lee saunders, president of afsme, with some 1.6 million members. lee, it's great to have you back on the show. >> great to be on the show, al. >> you know, lee, you were instrumental in getting out the vote in 2012. will these new gop attacks on voting rights energize minority voters? >> well, i think it will energize our member and working families and people all over the country. we have to go back to the basics. we've got to understand that our voting right are under attack like never before. you mentioned north carolina. you mentioned florida. you mentioned texas. this will repeat itself in state after state after state where people really want to see the right to vote diminished, where you have voter ids and the early registration programs being either dec
, the day the supreme court turned and said that section 4 was unconstitutional, that day texas changed the laws and the attorney general says we're going in to texas. we should say we join hagan. we want you, mr. holder, to go into north carolina. jerry writes why haven't you mentioned anything about the three blacks that beat a 13-year-old on a school bus? just wondering. well, thanks for the question, jerry. what jerry is asking about is this scene. three teenagers beat up a sixth grader on the bus last month. the boy was kicked and stomped about 23 times, suffered two black eyes, bruising, and a broken hand. these three teens were arrested and appeared in court today. now i've heard had some tweets on this, and i heard some folks at fox saying why hasn't sharpton gone down there and marched? because this young man was viciously beaten, it was wrong, but the assailants were arrested. the reason i went to sanford, florida, was they did not arrest george zimmerman. the reason i went to geena, louisiana, they didn't arrest the people. you fight an injustice when the system doesn't work.
, for instance, what rick perry is doing down in texas, a different issue around obama care, he doesn't agree with obama care, but he is at the same time trying to get $100 million in obama care to take care of the elderly and disabled. so it does feel like there is some room for republicans to frame this issue in a way that works for them, in a way that resonates, because, again, this is about children. it's often about the elderly. it's often about the disabled. and this idea that the poor should be demonized, it just doesn't resonate with people. >> well, i hear you about the senator. but even a broke clock is right twice a day. thank you, nia-malika henderson and congresswoman karen bass. thank you for your time. >> thanks for having us on. >> thank you. >>> president obama will speak at the lincoln memorial at tomorrow's anniversary celebration of the march on washington. coming next, i'll speak with two activists fighting for the protection of the right to vote. >>> and more on donald trump facing a $40 million lawsuit for fraud. tonight you'll hear what some of the alleged victims are
texas to stop its new voter i.d. law, and in colin powell, a republican, blasted that state's new voter suppression law saying, quote, i want to see policies that encourage every american to vote, not make it more different to vote. it immediately turns off a voting bloc the republican party needs. these kinds of actions do not build on the base, it just turns people away. powell was speaking in front of an audience that included north carolina governor pat mckrory who signed that new law. >>> a reminder that people on both sides of the aisle are fighting these discriminatory laws. getting your vegetables every day? when i can. [ bop ] [ male announcer ] could've had a v8. two full servings of vegetables for only 50 delicious calories. yeah? then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. silence. are you in good hands? >>> either go to jail or go to the army. but i would like to say that there is another alternative, and that alternative is justice. >> muhammad ali, one of the greatest fighters of a
to crawford, texas. so to criticize this presidency over the very same issues that they left unchecked with others, i think reeks of something very naughty. >> on top of it michelle obama is universally popular, almost. it doesn't work. it seems to backfire on them. >> well, i think that she is the most popular person in washington really if you go through any poll, she's very popular. actually with republicans and democrats. i think a big part of that is the way she spends her time. she is out there with military families. she's out there promoting her let's move campaign. she lets all this criticism go to the wayside and continues to do work that nearly all americans think is important and valuable. i don't think there's really any room to criticize her with the way she uses the office in a way that's there to help most americans if not all americans. i think her popularity is a reflection of that. >> goldie taylor and patricia murphy, thank you both for your time this evening. by the way, i would challenge rush limbaugh to a foot race. >> i would. >>> shark week "politicsnation" sty
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for inviting this guy to texas. >> the congressman, right. >> is because their real leader is rush limbaugh and sean hannity and mark levin. and these guys have all gotten behind the rodeo clown. so now they're afraid to call him out. >> krystal, that shows you why chris christie is in an awkward position. he addressed the rnc meeting today, and he took swipes at his gop opponents. he said, quote, about bobby jindal, i'm not going to go and be one of those people that calls our people stupid. and about senator rand paul, he said we are not a debating society. we're a political operation that needs to win. how does christie, who is arguably at least by the polls the most popular republican right now that is being projected toward a possible 2016 race. how does he navigate through all of this craziness and far right wing extremist kind of activity? >> well, i think the thing with chris christie is he is never afraid of a fight, and he is demonstrating clearly now that he is not afraid of a fight on his own turf with his own people. but the way that he is navigating right now is he is trying t
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